Balsam Antique Burt's Seed Packet, Drumhead, L
This is an antique seed packet from William D. Burt, Dalton, New York, 'Burt's Seed For Quality'.
- 3.75 x 5.75 inches in size.
- Printed in the 1910s.
- Condition, some damage to the flap, actually packet shown.
This is an original seed packet printed around the date noted above, but was never used, there are no seeds. This seed package would be considered a warehouse find, left over stock that was never used and sat in the warehouse for decades. A colorful piece of Ephemera, over 100 years old. In the case of Burt's seed packets, they turned up in the late 1960s, 100,000's of them. They were advertised through the Antique Trader and bought up by dealers and decorators. Many variations are tough to find now, but groups of them pop up every so often.